St. Augustine: Happiest Place on Earth

 

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The city of St. Augustine has a special place in my heart. I grew up in Jacksonville and spent many weekends in the oldest city in the U.S. My family even started going to church in St. Augustine because we enjoyed our Sunday afternoons. Christmas Eve in St. Augustine is a favorite family tradition. Because I love the city so much, my husband and I were married in St. Augustine last April.

Every visit home to Florida, we trip to squeeze in a trip down to St. Augustine so I was thrilled when I found out that one my girlfriends selected St. Augustine for her bachelorette destination. I never thought of St. Augustine as place for bachelorette celebrations, but it was a perfect location with bars, restaurants, shopping, historic sites all in walking proximity.

We selected a VBRO and the house was gorgeous and the owner was so thoughtful and generous. She left a complimentary bottle of champagne in the fridge for the bride-to-be and dinner recommendations.

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Beautiful backyard of the house and bachelorette goodies

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Bubbly Bar for Brunch

The bachelorette weekend included stops at a few of my favorite locations and some new places I’ve never been before. That’s the great thing about St. Augustine, there are so many spots to checkout that you can discover a new place every time you visit.  We toured San Sebastian Winery, brunched at Brunch Restaurant, experienced a haunted pub tour, drank rum punches at Tradewinds and dined on the best pizza I’ve ever had in my entire life at Pizza Time. By the way, it’s rated as the number two pizza spot by Trip Advisor in the U.S. There is usually a line, but it’s worth the wait. I also had a quick visit with my mom and dad. It’s always nice to see the folks.

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And last but not least…we stopped by the Casa Monica where Chad and I were married. I still get goosebumps when I see it. Thank you St. Augustine, for being our special place. You never disappoint.

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Night of Lights at the Casa Monica

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St. Augustine and my husband, both have my heart

Have you ventured to the Oldest City in the U.S.?

 

 

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